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Posted on: March 1, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Tree Planting Projects to Begin on Crossover Road and Van Asche Drive

Street tree planting

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2016

Contact: John Scott
Urban Forester
Parks and Recreation Department

Tree Planting Projects to Begin on Crossover Road and Van Asche Drive

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville will be planting trees in the median of N. Crossover Road (Highway 256) from E. Joyce Avenue to Ivey Lane and in the median of the recently completed Van Asche Drive extension from N. Garland Avenue (Highway 112) to N. Gregg Avenue.

These two projects will require partial closures of traffic lanes; detour signage will be in placed to indicate where the lane closure begins. Work will begin the week of Feb. 29 and continue through May 2016.

The City of Fayetteville’s Urban Forestry staff carefully selects species for street trees as each location offers unique challenges. The overall criteria include:
• Native trees first
• Trees tolerant of pollution, drought, and harsh conditions (salt/sand from winter and winds)
• Trees that create litter problems or produce large fruit are not used as street trees
• Tree shape – to ensure limbs are not too low and could possibly create a visibility issue
• Right tree for the right place – small trees are used under power lines.
• Trees with seasonal interest, fall color, and blooms

The species to be planted in the median of Crossover Road are:
• Yellowwood
• American Elm ‘Princeton’
• Redbud
• Shumard Oak
• Shadblow Serviceberry
• (Gingko may be substituted if some species are not available.)

The species to be planted along Van Asche Drive are:
• Sugar Maple ‘Plains’
• Nuttal Oak
• Bald Cypress ‘Autumn Gold’
• Shadblow Serviceberry

On behalf of the City of Fayetteville, we would like to express our appreciation for your cooperation and understanding as work is performed in this area. Please use extreme caution when in the work area and watch for personnel and equipment.


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